Abstract

Abstract:

This essay analyzes the moral economy of the gift in the seminal and eponymous work by Marcel Mauss. I present Mauss’s argument and discuss the gift as a moral, or psychosocial, achievement. I conclude on the promises and pitfalls of the gift as an anchor to social solidarity.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2151-4372
Print ISSN
2151-4364
Pages
pp. 208-216
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-28
Open Access
No
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